There is a new “Not My Boss’ Business” bill being introduced in the Senate to undo the damage done by the (older, Catholic males on the) Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby decision.
According to the National Women’s Law Center, the Not My Boss’ Business bill would prohibit employers from refusing to cover any health care item — including birth control — guaranteed to their employees and dependents under federal law. It would:
- Prevent companies from singling out and discriminating against women’s health care.
- Block businesses from imposing the religious beliefs of their owners on their employees.
- Prevent companies from being emboldened to refuse other kinds of health coverage.
The National Women’s Law Center is asking you to click here to Tell Congress: No Discrimination in the Name of Religion:
“The Supreme Court recently ruled that some bosses can make your birth control decisions for you. Some bosses think their religious beliefs should prevail over the beliefs of their workers — and that they should be able to evade the law that requires them to include birth control in their employees’ health coverage.
Allowing some bosses to override the religious beliefs and health needs of their female employees hurts women, especially those already struggling to make ends meet.
Tell Congress to support the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act and protect birth control access for all women, no matter where they work.”